His voice…

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“His voice, the only kind of magic that could carry her for a lifetime.”  ~M


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A Month Of Prompts In One Day

And here is what you can do too, if you decide to participate in this months writing prompts found here.

https://puttingmyfeetinthedirt.com/2017/11/30/december-writing-prompts/

Such a great poem Walt, keep up the great writing! I absolutely love this! ❤️

Walt's Writings

Thanks to Michelle of Putting My Feet In The Dirt
for the inspiration I got when I read her list of
daily prompts for the month of December.

I am a Poet… a Writer
I sit here Weaving Words
As I think about Thistles and thorns
As I write I worry about Vermicious Knids
That are Dripping with drudgery

My Tales of tinsel
Become Conspicuous Coincidences
Filled with Dingle berries
That are Perfectly Imperfect

Mrs. Claus Dances With Elves
As she is Swayed and seduced
She realizes that Oranges aren’t apples

Speckled candy waits in Variegated vessels
Chestnuts and chisels have been Stripped and polished
Dreidels and ladles are used
For Maneuvering the muck
Left by Pish Posh with Chipped Edges

My Idiotic Endeavors cause some Perky Punctuation
And why in the world did I write Beanut Putter?

I started writing Cryptic messages about Crinkled Corn
I warned everyone that

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November Writing Prompt Participants

I can hardly believe it’s December!  Where did November go?  Hmmm…. that could make a good poem.  Don’t you think?  Perhaps that’ll be what I write about today.  I never know where my ideas will come from, and I’m sure most of you don’t either.

It was incredible to see such a great response this month from all of you.  I made it my job to not attempt a single one of these prompts, and chose instead to work on some other projects that I needed to get finished.  Mainly my book!  Which is coming together quite nicely and will hopefully be ready to publish in the coming months.

Congratulations to Dorinda and Michael, you were the top two participants this month, having been the only ones to complete every prompt.  That is unless I missed a few links,  Tessa was certainly very close as well.  I had a bit of a hard time keeping track, as some of you weren’t linking the posts correctly.  So this month, if you’d like to participate, please have the link on your post go directly to the prompts page.  If it just goes to my main page, I won’t receive notice of it.  Michael and Grant, I’m speaking to both of you!  Lol… 😉

Really hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I’m looking forward to Christmas myself, and all the wonderful things that come along with that.  I get to see all of my girls here for Christmas this year and I couldn’t ask for a better present.  If you haven’t been to the December prompts page, here’s the link.  Hope you all have a really great month of writing!  ~M xo

 

Day 1 – Cradled and cocooned

Sweet Aroma – https://onetahayes.com/2017/11/01/calm-and-cozy/

Smell the Coffee – https://smellthecoffeeweb.blog/2017/11/01/cradled-and-cocooned/

Night Owl Poetry – https://dorindaduclos.com/2017/11/01/until-spring-novemberwriting-poetry/

Tessa Can Do It! Positivity is Catching! – https://tessacandoit.com/2017/11/01/november-writing-prompts-by-michelle-november-1st-2017/

Inalienable Write – https://inalienablewrite.com/2017/11/02/cradled-and-cocooned/

Afterwards – https://afterwards.blog/2017/11/10/cradled-and-cocooned-room-101/

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December Writing Prompts

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Santa’s arrived early this year, for all of you writers out there who are in need of some unconventional writing prompts.  So here’s my gift to you…

Merry Christmas to all and to all a quirky night!  Lol…  😉  ~M  xo

1. Weaving words
2. Thistles and thorns
3. Vermicious Knids
4. Dripping with drudgery
5. Tales of tinsel
6. Conspicuous coincidences
7. Dingle berries
8. Perfectly imperfect
9. Dances with elves
10. Swayed and seduced
11. Oranges aren’t apples
12. Speckled candy
13. Variegated vessels
14. Chestnuts and chisels
15. Stripped and polished
16. Dreidels and ladles
17. Maneuvering the muck
18. Pish posh
19. Chipped edges
20. Idiotic endeavors
21. Pesky punctuation
22. Beanut Putter
23. Cryptic messages
24. Crinkled corn
25. Frosty goes wild
26. Fried green potatoes
27. Royal Excursions
28. Agnostic acorns
29. Gritty globs of goodness
30. Drawing the line
31. Bitter Bones

*Don’t forget to link back to this page if you decide to participate!  I’d love to be able to read what you’ve written and share your links with everyone else at the end of the month.

And as usual… all of my poems can be found over on my new blog at:  Her Writing Haven.  Please come on over for a visit!  😉

Why we don’t get to make deals with God…

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A recent conversation has caused me to think about the deals we often try to make with God. I think many of us assume that if we’re good enough, God will allow our lives to be transformed into something amazing. And although it’s true that by keeping a straight footing and aligning ourselves with what scripture tells us, we can often do better. Yet none of this will ever guarantee that we won’t face difficulties and hardships.

Despite what most people may think, we don’t actually get to make deals with God. Sure we normally bargain all day long with the people we’re around. It’s human nature to scratch someone’s back if they’ve scratched ours. But with God, none of that applies. We can never be good enough or cause him to do something for us just because we think we’ve done something for him. He simply does things for us because he loves us fully and completely.

There is nothing we can ever do to be good enough. In this life, we are all equally promised eternal life, just by merely believing in Jesus and recognizing his sacrifice on the cross for us. Anything we’ve ever done that was wrong or hurtful will not determine our destiny, the price has already been paid. All we have to do is believe.

~M xo

Our Desperate Search for Superiority

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Topic of interest:
When we bow to Christ’s true superiority we no longer need to seek our own.
Speaking about the passages found in John 4:1-45.

My teenage daughter’s response:
Sure, we are not superior, but as humans created in the image of God, we are always going to search for it. To create, to live, to know… it comes from a small wanting inside all of us to be like God.

Is it terrible to want to be like God? No, because we as humans strive to be like the people we think of as great. It is not terrible to strive for greatness. It is only when that greatness consumes us that we forget why we wanted it in the first place.

Great and terrible people throughout history have strived for this unreachable greatness to the point of madness. To be like God and to be God, are two different points. Though they both sound equally good, one is always available and one never is.

~Brianna Cook (Age 16)


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#MidnightMadness – 11/5/2017

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My fortune tonight…

Stop searching forever, happiness is next to you.

And yes, there she was… my sweet little Auti, sitting right next to me tonight as I read this fortune.

The picture above, she drew for me the other day.  She was all excited to tell me that she even gave us matching dresses!

Happiness is definitely right next to you, my dear sweet daughter.  There is no better treasure in this whole wide world.  ❤️

November Writing Prompts #NaNoWriMo

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Well, we’re finally into November!  Can you believe it?  And since many of you are taking part in NaNoWriMo this month, including myself, I wanted to give you an idea on how you can use these prompts to help during your novel writing endeavors.

First of all, I’d like you to think about your morning routine.  What gets you moving in the morning?  What wakes you up and gets your mind motivated to write?  If you happen to struggle with motivation like so many of us do, here’s a simple thing that can help inspire you to write each and every day.  I do this with my daughters every morning, and it really helps to spark the flow of creativity.

Begin by settling into your favorite place in the house with a hot drink to warm your waking bones.  Once you’ve warmed up a bit; grab your journal, a trusty pen, and a timer.  Then, set your timer for ten minutes and begin writing about one of the prompts listed below.  Don’t worry about spelling, punctuation, neatness, or anything like that; just write!  Write about anything and everything that comes to your mind, and don’t stop until the ten minutes are up.

I often find myself writing short stories or poems during those ten minutes, but you can write about anything you like.  And don’t be alarmed if what you’ve written doesn’t quite make sense.  The whole idea behind doing this exercise is to get your mind ready and working so that you can begin your day.  Just think of it as exercise for your brain, and once you’ve done your ten minutes of writing, you’ll feel more prepared to tackle that novel which is just begging to be written!

And just to let you all know, I will still try to write a few poems this month, but will mostly be focusing on writing my novel.  If you haven’t had the opportunity to visit my new blog where I’m now posting all of my poetry, then please stop by for a visit one of these days and have a look!  Here’s where I can be found… Her Writing Haven.

Good luck everyone… and let the writing begin!  ~M xo

1. Cradled and cocooned
2. Unassuming diversions
3. Deepest desires
4. Prolonged agony
5. Musical undertones
6. A chance meeting
7. Scalloped edges
8. Incessant dreaming
9. Beads of sweat
10. Flaming arrows
11. Killing curiosity
12. Still of night
13. Breezy blunders
14. Mediocrity and milkshakes
15. Bamboozled
16. Insignificant artifacts
17. Orion’s Belt
18. Fastidious matters
19. Teardrops and teacups
20. Iridescent truths
21. Crunchy munchies
22. Wheezing and sneezing
23. Jumbled words
24. Temporary turmoil
25. Naked canvas
26. Fractured figures
27. Neverending sugar cubes
28. Ceiling wax
29. The art of boredom
30. Bedknobs and broomsticks


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